Coyote Trails honors volunteers

Coyote Trails School of Nature plans a "Friend-Raiser" volunteer appreciation day from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Coyote Trails' Jefferson Nature Center, inside the U.S. Cellular Community Park.

The event is free and open to all.

There will be horse-drawn hayrides, demonstrations of primitive skills, a skillet toss and other games, and tours of the land. The event is designed to help honor the dozens of volunteers who have helped the school grow since it was created a year ago.

The city of Medford approved using seven acres with 1,500 feet of Bear Creek frontage in the park for the Coyote Trails' Jefferson Nature Center. The facility is an independent nonprofit that teaches primitive living skills and runs weeklong camps during the summer at Earth Teach Forest Park in Ashland.

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